Manchester United and England striker Marcus Rashford has thanked Gareth Southgate for his role in helping England to the semi-finals of the World Cup.
England were denied a first World Cup final since 1966 by an extra-time defeat to Croatia on Wednesday evening, but still exceeded all expectations in Russia by reaching the semi-finals for the first time since 1990.
Rashford played a bit-part role throughout the tournament with Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling preferred as the two strikers, but the 20-year-old has credited Southgate for bringing "belief and the love of football back".
You've brought belief and the love of football back. Thank you boss from the whole nation ❤️⚽️ pic.twitter.com/2meUAFlIN5— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) July 12, 2018
England still have one match remaining at this summer's World Cup, against Belgium in Saturday's third-place playoff.